There is a movement going on using peer pressure, unwarranted shaming, and wrested scripture to get people to not vote for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton, stating that people should not allow the fear of the threat of an anti-Christian Hillary Clinton presidency (and God’s judgement that may come with it) to motivate them to vote for a pro-Christian Donald Trump presidency. Does the Bible really teach us to not allow any type of fear to affect any aspect of our lives? Or are there good uses for fear? On top of that, do the people in the #FaithTrumpsFear movement even obey their own doctrine? Who are we to fear? Are we never to fear any man or entity besides God? And how do we fear God?
“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:23)
Here Christians are instructed to usefear. I myself came to Jesus Christ because I feared death and Hell. The law was the schoolmaster that lead me to Christ—it taught me that I’m a sinner and deserve an eternity of torment in Hell. The threat of an eternity in Hell motivated me to take the future seriously (just as fear moved Noah to build the ark to save his family from God’s judgement on the world—Hebrews 11:7). The gospel then taught me of the love of God, how that Jesus Christ died on the cross for MY SINS, taking MY punishment upon himself, so that if I fully put my trust in him then he’d save me (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 3:16). I did, and he did. Then came the fullness of his love and the peace that passeth all understanding which comes with it, not just in the form of a promise of the free gift, but Jesus himself as the free gift entered my heart and keeps my soul. His perfect love cast out my fears of Hell, because Hell is no longer a threat to me—I know, not just blindly believe, I know that I have everlasting life and will go to Heaven when this body of mine dies. How sad it would have been if the preacher, because he didn’t want to frighten anyone (or hurt anyone’s feelings), avoided telling of the danger I was in, and therefore did not motivate me to believe in the Christ! I will never again fear for my soul, because Jesus keeps it, but there are other areas where I must fear.
“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.” (Romans 13:7)
As we see, there are times to fear men, to an extent. We are to fear the power of the government (Romans 13:3), and we are to obey the government as long as it does not command us to disobey God (Romans 13; Acts 5:29). We are also told that servants are to submit to their masters in fear and trembling (even the mean ones), as we read in 1 Peter 2:18, Ephesians 6:5, and Colossians 3:22. And we are told to fear our parents (Leviticus 19:3). All of this motivates us to do right (if we remember to fear and obey God above all—Nehemiah 7:2; Psalms 96:4; Acts 5:29). Even so, in this election it is not about fearing Hillary Clinton as a person, but about fearing the judgement that God will administer (or at least allow) in the form of unjust persecution from our government that we will be bringing on ourselves and our children if we foolishly refuse to vote for the pro-Christian guy in this race who is able to win and actually do some good.
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31)
“My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.” (Psalms 119:120)
Do I fear God’s judgement on my country? YES! I’ve seen people actually advocating voting FOR Hillary Clinton because, they say, the USA deserves God’s judgement. Some don’t go so far as to say we should vote for Hillary Clinton, but say we should either not vote or vote third party, and then use the same logic of “the USA deserves God’s judgement anyway” if Clinton gets it. I would agree that the USA does deserve judgement, but we should not be foolish enough to actually WANT to be judged for our sins.
“The desire of the righteous is ONLY GOOD: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.” (Proverbs 11:23)
We’re not supposed to desire bad things to happen. Even as a child I was wise enough to realize that I didn’t want to be judged for my sins and be cast into the lake of fire; I have since grown wiser in Christ, not more foolish. David prayed for mercy, not to be judged:
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.” (Psalms 143:1-2)
Not voting against Hillary Clinton’s wicked government policies because you hate Donald Trump personally and just ignore his good government policies is foolish. You have wicked sins in your past (and even now have sin in your life—1 John 1:8), and you deserve to be judged. You deserve no good thing. Donald Trump, just like you, is a sinner. However, Donald Trump does want to do what is right in government. He wants to preserve religious liberty (and even do away with the oppressive Johnson Amendment to not just preserve but restore some religious liberty). Donald Trump has many great policies—better even than Ronald Reagan (who was also an immoral, Hollywood, pro-abortion, Democrat before). Don’t be so foolish as to desire and bring upon your children judgement and severely oppressive persecution when you’re given a better choice: vote for the guy who is pro-Christian and wants to prosecute the evildoers (especially the corrupt people in our government), which is the most important role the government is given the authority to play (Romans 13)—vote for Donald Trump.
So we should fear? What about 2 Timothy 1:7 and the “spirit of fear” many like to quote? Let’s read it with verse 8 as well to get a bit more context:
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God” (2 Timothy 1:7-8)
Now that we’ve read it in context with verse 8, it is clearly seen that this is talking about how we should not be ashamed of the testimony of Jesus and should not allow fear to keep us from witnessing even if that causes us to be persecuted. That’s a good bit different than saying we shouldn’t vote for pro-Christian Donald Trump because of the threat of anti-Christian Hillary Clinton. What about these other verses?
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. … Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:28 & 31)
Again, go read the context and you’ll see that Jesus’ point is that we should not allow fear to prevent us from witnessing. We should not allow fear to paralyze us and prevent us from witnessing of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, because that kind of fear is wicked and harmful, but other fear (like care) which motivates us to witness and to do right is good. Some examples of good fear: I fear for my children’s souls, so I try to live right to have a good testimony, that they might see Christ in me and believe in him someday because of my witness. I fear for my neighbors’ souls, and so I go out and witness to them, pass out tracts, and invite them to church. I fear for my country and the religious liberty that our forefathers fought so long and hard to win for us, so I fight the wicked wresting of scripture in this election, defend when Trump is falsely accused and slandered (he’s pro-Christian, not anti-Christian), and I voted for Donald Trump. By faith, God’s Holy Bible guided me, and (working with that faith) fear motivated me to vote for Trump. Just as with Noah:
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” (Hebrews 11:7)
If a friend of yours talks to you about #FaithTrumpsFear, trying to pressure you into not voting for Trump, don’t be afraid and give into the peer pressure, but simply ask your friend a few questions. Do you lock your doors at night? Do you own a gun? Do you keep your passwords secret? Do you teach your children not to get into cars with strangers? Do you take other precautions to protect your family, their well-being, and their future? Why are you allowing fear to affect your decisions? Is not God in control? Will not God protect you? Come back and talk to me about not fearing again after you throw out your guns, leave your doors unlocked and open at night, etc. As for me, I’ll continue to obey God’s word and care about and try to protect my family, and one way I’ll do that is by voting for Donald Trump and his pro-Christian policies that will help protect our religious liberties.
I’ll leave you with this: those people’s way sounds right to them, but it leads to pro-death Clinton; don’t be as the simple ones that just believe every word against common sense and are destroyed, but instead run from the evil (Clinton in this case) by voting Trump. It is right, not wrong, to vote for Donald Trump—choose life!
I hate writing articles like this. I don’t have anything personal against Darrell Castle, but some #NeverTrumpers who support him are really coming up with some unrealistic ideas about Darrell Castle. They harp on Donald Trump’s sins and shortcomings often, but don’t research who they support to see their candidate’s sins and shortcomings. However, this article is not for insincere people who are not willing to hear the truth and will not repent no matter what, but for those who are still seeking the truth and are undecided on how to vote. To keep you from falling for #NeverTrumpers’ emotional and false statements, and to show how hypocritical it is for them to attack Trump on his personal sins (and say no one should vote for him) while at the same time supporting Castle (even though he has sins of his own), here is some information of the skeletons in Darrell Castle’s closet. [NOTE: To clarify, part of this article is to show that there is no candidate without sin. I will be using some Bible verses that condemn sin, and condemn the support of it. I do not believe that supporting Donald Trump is supporting his personal sins, nor do I believe that supporting Darrell Castle is supporting his personal sins; HOWEVER, many #NeverTrumpers say that supporting the candidate IS supporting the candidate’s personal sins. Using their own faulty logic, they condemn themselves—they’re hypocrites on this issue whether they realize it or not. And part of this article is to show how Darrell Castle stands on some policy issues vs Trump.]
Darrell Castle drinks alcoholic wine. In response to his daughter asking what he’ll do next after becoming the Constitution Party’s candidate, he said: “First I’ll go home, and uh, sit down on my deck and have a glass of wine and ponder on it all, and try to absorb it, and consult with my campaign manager as to what direction we should go.” His daughter then asked, “Absorb the wine?” Castle replied, “And the, uh, the thought, the awesome nature of my endeavor.” (VIDEO) By the way, Donald Trump does not smoke or drink.
“Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.” (Proverbs 23:19-21)
“Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.” (Proverbs 23:31)
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” (Proverbs 20:1)
“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. (Proverbs 31:4-5)
In this area, Donald Trump is more fit to lead as president than Darrell Castle. Donald Trump can be depended upon to be sober and in his right mind to carry out his duties. (See also Isaiah 5:11-24; Isaiah 28:1-3; Luke 1:13-17; Micah 2:11; Titus 1:7; Daniel 1:1-15; Hosea 7:14; Isaiah 56:10-12; Jeremiah 35:1-19; Joel 3:1-3; Judges 13:1-5; 1 Corinthians 5:11; and Habakkuk 2:15-16.) A good article about wine, best read after printing it out and folding it like a tract, click here.
Some may say that at least Darrell Castle isn’t selling alcohol, which may be true, but he has friends who do and has allowed his feelings for them to influence his voting in their favor in the past in hopes for their businesses to prosper. There was a vote on a bill to allow food stores to sell wine; Castle’s decision to vote “no” was not based on morals (he obviously thinks it’s OK to drink), nor was it based on capitalist principles for competition (even though he did mention them), but on his feelings for his friends who own small liqueur stores:
“I have mixed feelings on this issue, but plan on voting ‘no.’
“Being a capitalist, I invite competition and believe Americans deserve the lowest price possible. However,I also feel badfor my friends owning small liquor stores in town.
“These small liquor store owners will lose a lot of profit here. … They’re in this for the long-haul and I hope to see them succeed.” (Darrell Castle)
I must point out again: Darrell Castle went against his own claimed beliefs and principles of capitalist competition in favor of his friends with liquor businesses—that is corruption.
Darrell Castle wrote a small bit in his blog titled “Why I Enjoy Cigars”
“If you know me, you know two things – I love my Memphis Tigers and I love my cigars. … Cigars are like wine in a way. … Cigars are relaxing.” (Darrell Castle)
Donald Trump doesn’t smoke or drink, by the way. “I’ve never taken drugs of any kind, never had a glass of alcohol,” Trump said in his book, The America We Deserve, “Never had a cigarette.” He also taught all his children to not smoke, drink, or do drugs.
Probably the most disturbing sin is not a personal one, but a very political one—the kind that affects public policy if those at fault get into power. Many don’t realize that the Constitution Party of Idaho has different men on their ballot for president than does the national Constitution Party, because the CP Idaho refuses to give in and fall in line to what they consider the rigging of the Constitution Party primary in favor of Darrell Castle. The men on the ballot in Idaho for the Constitution Party are Scott Copeland (president) and J.R. Myers (VP). To really understand this situation well, you’ll need to read three things:
I’ll provide a few major quotes from those three writings. We’ll start with the first one:
“Mr. Copeland participated in the Idaho Presidential Primary, March 8, 2016 and received a majority (51.5%) of the 21.3% of the registered base of the Constitution Party of Idaho who turned out to the primary poll.
“Mr. J.R. Myers of Alaska was runner up, receiving 28.7% of the turnout of our state party’s registered base at primary. These will be the candidates certified.”
“Meanwhile, Mr. Castle continued throughout 2015 ‘playing games’. He was a candidate-wasn’t candidate, ad nauseam. Over and over, this exact same game was played by the gentleman throughout 2015 and into 2016, literally up to the opening gavel of the national convention.”
“In 2016, CP-Idaho holds that the process of a national nomination is supposed to be more than just ‘play acting’ at politics. It is a momentous matter; one in which ethics or conflicts of interest should not incur question. But that is not the case here. The entire process demonstrated by this national party has been tainted.”
“Apparently, Mr. Castle did not believe he needed to compete for votes. Perhaps it was considered an inherent right of entitlement. Regardless, these Rules & Procedures remain operative. CP-Idaho will not entertain an ex post facto alteration of those rules. Mr. Castle forfeited Idaho, and we believe he did so knowingly and willfully.”
“Apparently, Mr. Castle could care the less…because he knew that he did not need to compete in Idaho. He had internal control over the levers of the Constitution Party establishment, which were operated by insider party apparatchiks. Evidence? He and his ilk did indeed do so by a deliberate censoring of any and all references to other national campaigns seeking the nomination…as the apparatchiks reserved prime and exclusive space on the national website head page for an ongoing promotion of that particular gentleman’s podcasts, for example. The nomination process was flat out corrupted by favoritism, plainly stated. Those “aces up the sleeve” often come in handy. But that is still cheating, nevertheless.”
“The national nomination is not supposed to be reduced to ‘Version 5.0’ of a personality cult program; it is not supposed to be a country club insider brokered elitist procession; it is not supposed to be sheep following the orders of some master, leaving the rank and file base of this party consigned to mournful bleating…so long as it is kept within the fences set up by a clique. Not all shepherds are good. And if they justify doing this in the least of things, the appropriate concern should be ‘How would they act if they actually did have governmental power?’“
Now some quotes from the second, which is a compilation of leaked internal emails in the Constitution Party showing the corruption and rigging:
“What you and Mr. Peck have done by your clear and evident conflict of interest is to reduce the Constitution Party to the level of establishment party boss rule!”
“You have in absolutely NO manner whatsoever demonstrated impartiality. By your exclusion and withholding of “evidence,” you have bastardized the law. Your have subverted honesty, and worse, you have attempted to hide these things in a deliberate coverup which you did indeed orchestrate in collusion with others. And this, somehow, is to be the model of good governance?
“Even the Democrats, Mrs. Murray, even the Democrats!…are attempting to put a halt to this very same kind of establishment corruption within that despicable party.Why then is the Constitution Party (under your self-assumed authority) running to embrace such corruption? And it is corruption, Mrs. Murray, let there be no doubt. An email, or a million emails, will not ever alter that fact.”
“When the Constitution Party is okay with a lack of impartiality, and is okay with a lack of even-handedness in the national candidate process, whereas the Democrats seek to enforce these principles (as the article on Hillary suggests), then the Constitution Party has clearly lost its way, if not lost its soul.”
“Essentially, the ‘ethics’ used to justify the internal CP secret clique Castle group among party executives are no different than what Lois Lerner and the Democrats have done via the IRS. Both are abuses of office and collusions of influence peddling…or worse.”
“In conclusion, it appears that not all is well inside the Constitution Party these days; the public image of Mr. Castle being a genuinely humble, honest-john alternative to the candidates of the major parties and even the presidential tickets of the Libertarian & Green Parties could very well be nothing but a facade built on perjury and unethical behavior in order to create such an appearance to the general voting population.“
And now the third writing I linked to:
“Mr. Castle is the insider, or the party elite or the establishment, if you will, in the Constitution Party,” said Floyd Whitley, state party chairman for Idaho. “He apparently did not believe he needed to compete in Idaho, because it was his party, so to speak.”
“The selection process is faulty,” Whitley declared. “You cannot operate a representative party this way, by declaring in secret selection committees, and that’s how they do it, or how they have. That defies the Constitution right there.”
Although Castle says he’s for securing the border and even for temporarily halting immigration, Darrell Castle on the Glen Beck Show unintentionally revealed that he hasn’t even thought things through on immigration, and is all for illegal immigrants becoming citizens of the US without having to leave and come back legally first.
Glen Beck: “Umm… Where do you stand, on the, uh, on what we do with people who have lived here for decades, some of them?”
Darrell Castle: “Yeah, I’m, I’m not in favor of amnesty or granting blanket citizenship to those people who have come into the country illegally, but I’m not in favor of deporting them either.”
Beck: “So what happens? What happens to them?”
Castle: “Well… What happens to those people?”
Castle: “Um… I mean, they go on about their lives as they always have, I guess. Unless they’re criminals, and then, uh, something has to be done about that. I mean that the avenue for citizenship in America is open. Uh… I attend a, uh, nationalization ceremony, uh, most every year here in Memphis, so if a person wants to become a citizen, he’s here, there’s ways for him to do that.” (Glen Beck Program)
“…they go on about their lives as they always have, I guess.”? If they’re criminals then “…something has to be done”? Something? He guesses? He also doesn’t think a wall is necessary, although he doesn’t really give any actual plan on how to secure it without one, or explain why it’s not necessary.
“We would secure our borders by whatever means proves necessary. Is it necessary to build a wall? I don’t think it is.” (Darrell Castle)
Trump is for enforcing our laws, and deporting illegal immigrants, while prioritizing deporting illegal immigrants who are dangerous criminals first. Here is just a snippet of the comprehensive immigration policy Trump has provided:
“In a Trump Administration, all immigration laws will be enforced. As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities. But, unlike this Administration, no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement – and ICE and Border Patrol officers will be allowed to do their jobs. Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation – that is what it means to have laws and to have a country.” (Donald Trump)
Darrell Castle is against term limits for those in congress. When asked about it, he responded,
“I, I don’t. I mean, I think that we would have to amend the Constitution to do that and, and, uhhh… uhhh… I think people can term limit anybody they want to by just voting them out of office.” (Darrell Castle)
Donald Trump is for term limits, because it will help fight the corruption in our government. In his “100 Day Plan to Make America Great Again – For Everyone” he said:
“Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:
“FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;” (Donald Trump) [I highly encourage you to go to that link and read the rest of it! Or even watch the video here.]
On his campaign website, Darrell Castle gives a tiny bit of information of the issues, including tax.
“I have proposed a taxing system whereby taxes would be apportioned to the states as the census dictates. If my state of Tennessee had two percent of the nation’s population, for example, it would be liable for two percent of the budget. It would be incumbent upon the representatives from Tennessee to help hold down Federal spending. The Federal Government would be encouraged to spend less not more. The states would be empowered and Washington would be dis-empowered. Washington’s hold over the states would be broken and the states would be sovereign again – Washington would have to ask the states for money. States would be free to collect their revenue as they see fit. Alaska might tax its natural resources and Florida might tax tourism. In Nevada, it would obviously be gambling. Since people could keep their income the economy would explode with growth.” (Castle campaign website)
That’s it? That’s all his website lets his supporters know? Is that the full plan? No consideration as to the income or the spending of the people in a state, but just the population size? Will children count? How often is a census going to be taken to determine the population, and therefore, the tax burden of each state? Once a year? What happens if droves of people move from one state to another because another state has a lower tax burden? Emergency census and change to the tax? Wait until the next year to adjust the tax? Darrell Castle is totally unprepared to be president. He was even caught completely off guard and couldn’t really answer when someone asked him the simple question of “What happens when a state just decides their not going to raise their share?” (VIDEO)
I wouldn’t say that Donald Trump’s tax plan is perfect, but it at least makes sense, will improve our economy, and sure is much more comprehensive and well thought out than Darrell Castle’s plan. I’m not going to post Donald Trump’s tax plan here, but you can click on this link to check it out.
Sadly, Darrell Castle and Donald Trump are both fairly weak on the issue of marijuana; both think it should be a matter for the states. There is one difference: Donald Trump is for legalization of “medical” marijuana (Business Insider), whereas Darrell Castle is for decriminalization of all marijuana (video 1, video 2, video 3). So what is the difference between legalization and decriminalization? Nicholas Thimmesch II is an advocate for decriminalization of marijuana and explains the difference:
“Legalization, in some ways, is the same product as criminalization, sold in a different wrapper: government will still control the commerce of marijuana but instead of spending billions fighting it will now make billions taxing it along with regulations. Withdecriminalization, we can start with the federal repeal of marijuana listed as a Schedule One substance in the Controlled Substances Act, let individual states adjust their own marijuana laws based upon the consensus of the voters, prosecute bad behavior by marijuana smokers, and educate people about the negatives of chronic marijuana use, but otherwise treat it as if it was just another herbal tea, not a drug.” (The Daily Caller)
So, to rephrase, legalization is making it legal to have and use marijuana but still regulated to some degree to keep some control over it, like tobacco and alcohol products; whereas decriminalization is treating marijuana as though it’s even less harmful than tobacco and alcohol products, like herbal tea or soda pop. Do you agree that marijuana should be considered as harmless as herbal tea?
Darrell Castle has lackluster support for Israel.
“Do I support Israel? Uhhh… I’m gonna give you a, um, thumbnail answer there: yes. Uhhh… But… uhhm… ummm… uh, I will say that Israel would be far better off, uhhh, if we stopped giving’em aid, and also stopped giving, uhhh… umm… stopped giving aid to their enemies.” (Darrell Castle)
I won’t go so far as to say Castle is anti-Israel, but his support is lackluster at best. I prefer strong support for Israel, as that is obviously one of the reasons for God’s blessings on the USA—we should bless Israel, NOT just take a neutral, detached, or non-interventionist position on Israel.
“Blessed is he that blesseth thee [Israel], and cursed is he that curseth thee [Israel].” (Numbers 24:9.b)
Trump is very pro-Israel. An Israeli news publication (Breaking Israel News) issued an article recently titled “Trump Deepens Commitment to Israel” (click here to read) which reports on Trump signing a very pro-Israel letter posted by the American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). One of the pro-Israel things Trump has promised to do is to finally recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, and relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
“Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, and that the US, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing congressional mandate to recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the state of Israel,” his campaign said in a statement. (Al Jazeera)
That is especially good when you consider this:
“The US Congress passed a law in October 1995 calling for an undivided Jerusalem to be recognised as Israel’s capital and to authorise funding for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But no US president, Democrat or Republican, has implemented the law, regarding it as an infringement on the executive branch’s authority over foreign policy.” (Al Jazeera)
Darrell Castle is a non-interventionist.
“I am a non-interventionist, mind your own business candidate. I would only involve us in foreign conflicts if the United States was directly threatened and in danger.” (Darrell Castle on LibertyHangout.org)
While that sounds nice at first, and while Trump also has said, “We cannot continue to be the policeman of the world. We owe $19 trillion; we have a country that’s going to hell; [and] we have an infrastructure that’s falling apart.” There are still times when intervention, even though the USA is not directly threatened, is good and needed as Donald Trump has recognized; like when Christians are being slaughtered:
“We’re a humanitarian nation, but the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray, a mess. We’ve made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before. We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.
“We have done nothing to help the Christians, nothing, and we should always be ashamed for that, for that lack of action. Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS, and we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy, and unless you name the enemy, you will never ever solve the problem. Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words radical Islam…” (Donald Trump)
Later on in the same speech, Donald Trump added,
“The world is most peaceful and most prosperous when America is strongest. America will continue and continue forever to play the role of peacemaker. We will always help save lives and indeed humanity itself, but to play the role, we must make America strong again.” (Donald Trump)
I have not found anything Darrell Castle has said to indicate he would help Christians who are being extremely persecuted in other countries, but I sure hope that he would if he had the power. (Proverbs 3:27; James 4:17)
Sovereignty, NOT Globalism
One of Darrell Castle’s and the Constitution Party’s strongest policies is US sovereignty: they are for US sovereignty and against globalism.
“Withdrawal From The United Nations: I believe that the United States (U.S.) should regain its sovereignty and chart its own course. This is not isolationism. The U.S. cannot remain isolated from the forces agitating today’s world, which is so interrelated in trade, finance, instantaneous communications, etc.
The very existence of the U.N. is an affront to liberty and human dignity. Many of the inherent rights in the US Constitution are superseded by the United Nations Charter, including the right of self-defense. We must free ourselves from the notion that the U.N. is vital to U.S. interests. It is not. If the American people do not understand these things, then it is imperative that we educate them.” (Castle campaign website)
That is actually a very good stance, and I recommend you follow that link and read the rest of it.
Trump is also for US sovereignty and against globalism. See this video:
Trump reiterated his opposition to globalism in his great foreign policy speech. Here is a snippet:
“On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy. The jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.
“No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and our enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must start doing the same. We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down and will never enter. [APPLAUSE] And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.” (Donald Trump I highly recommend you click that link and watch the whole video)
More of Trump against globalism in a 15 minute video (click here).
Darrell Castle and the Constitution Party have a great stand on abortion. They would like to protect the unborn using the 5th and 14th amendments to the US Constitution.
“Unlike Hillary Clinton who recently said, “unborn persons have no constitutional rights”, I know that all “persons” have the right to life and both the 5th and 14th amendments confirm that position. I also know, as does Mrs. Clinton in the deep recesses of her heart, that those waiting in their mother’s womb to be born are in fact persons.” (Castle campaign website)
There is only one other person I know of that has run for president and is more pro-life than Darrell Castle, and that is Gov. Mike Huckabee (who has wholeheartedly endorsed Trump). He has said,
“Since it is a human being, we already have the constitutional protection: it’s called the 5th Amendment that says that there will be due process before you deprive a person of life or liberty. As president, we will invoke the 5th and 14th Amendment. We will protect human life!”
One reason I consider Gov. Huckabee as being more pro-life than Castle is this: Huckabee is not running as a third party candidate and dividing conservatives, taking votes from Trump, and helping Hillary Clinton have a better chance at becoming president and pushing for even partial-birth baby murder to be legalized federally (and worse). Gov. Huckabee knows that Jesus taught that a kingdom divided cannot stand (Mark 3:24), and Huckabee truly believes Jesus, so even though he is more conservative than Trump, he’s not going to run against him and help Clinton. Huckabee really is pro-life, not just in word.
“The primary responsibility of the federal government is to protect the rights of its citizens. Life is the most fundamental right. The federal government should not diminish this right by denying its’ protection. I am opposed to abortion except for rape, incest and life of the mother. I oppose the use of government funds to pay for abortions.” (Donald Trump)
But Trump has committed to appointing great, pro-life people from a list he’s released to SCOTUS positions. The far left, wicked, extremely pro-death, baby murder people are convinced that Trump’s list is “a woman’s worst nightmare”, as we see here:
“Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees is a woman’s worst nightmare,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Their records reveal a lineup of individuals who would likely overturn Roe v. Wade if given the chance, gutting what’s left of abortion access in this country and heaping punishment on women.”
Why do those wicked pro-death people attack Trump instead of Castle? Because the reality is that Castle has no chance, so he is not a threat anyway; in fact, he’s helping the pro-death baby murder people by drawing votes away from the only guy that has a chance to really oppose them. Trump, however, IS a threat to the pro-death movement; he DOES have a good chance to win and defeat them.
Jason Stapleton: “What about gay marriage? Pro? Con? Yes or no?”
Darrell Castle: “Uh, well, I can’t answer it yes or no; I have to explain my answer. Uhhh… As far, as far as gay marriage goes, I’m a Christian so I don’t believe in it. In fact, I don’t think it exists, uh, eh, uh, because God defines what marriage is in my mind. If I were president of the United States and two, uh, two men or two women came to me and said, ‘Look, uh, Darrell, we’re, we’re married. Here’s a, here’s a priest, and a, and a Protestant, uh, minister, and a civil magistrate. All these people will testify to the fact that we’re maried.’ Eh… My answer to them would be, Well, I don’t care what those people say, as far as I’m concerned you’re not married.
So far, so good. Sounds like a great answer, but keep in mind that is his personal stance.
Darrell Castle: “But as far as I’m concerned as president that’s irrelevant, because it, it, it’s, uh, it doesn’t mean anything: it’s none of the government’s business what kind of relationship you’re in. Uh… The government wants all of us to come to it constantly to buy a license to get their permission to do anything: from a child running a lemonade stand to who we’re going to sleep with or what kind of relationship we’re gonna to have. So, my point is it’s not the government’s business, uh, those type of subjects.“
Stapleton: “So the government should com… be completely out of the marriage game altogether.”
Castle: “That’s my view, yes.”
And that is his political stance. He’d do nothing about sodomy, or same sex marriage, except to keep the federal government from interfering (not to oppose or support). I know people voting for Castle who really put Trump down on this issue, when their own candidate (Castle) is no different in his policy. The next question Stapleton asked Castle is very interesting and shows part of the flaw in the libertarian idea of allowing the states to decide what is morally right and wrong.
Stapleton: “Now what about adoption?”
Castle: “What about it?”
Stapleton: “Eh… When it comes to homosexual adoption?”
Castle: “Ah… Well, once again, I, I’m a Christian, so I’m opposed to it.”
Stapleton: “OK. So those, those kids are better left in the system then?”
Castle: “Well that’s a good question. Uh… I mean the, the system is, obviously has some problems in it so… you know… I, I’m opposed to gay addoption if that’s your answer, I mean, if that’s your question.”
Notice that Castle didn’t give his political stance, only his personal one. The thing is, if it’s OK and legal according to a state’s laws for two men to have a sexual relationship, then it’s not much further a step for them to also be allowed to adopt little boys for them to play with.
Trump is similar on this issue. He’s said things against same sex marriage and that he’d say “no” to it and said “I’m opposed to gay marriage.” (see here), but he’s also said that he’d leave it up to the states (see here). With that said, the extremely active sodomite organization, called Human Rights Campaign, has the best documentation of Donald Trump’s history on this issue and they say “Donald Trump: Opposes Nationwide Marriage Equality” (see here for great documentation on this). In all honesty, I believe the man has not made up his mind on the issue and is open to influence—we should seek to befriend and influence Trump for the right instead of abandoning him to the sodomites who are trying to befriend and influence him for the wrong.
Matthew Carr: Do you see a role for the federal government in regulating and/or prohibiting things such as prostitution, gambling, smoking, polygamous relationships or any other activities made by consenting adults?
Darrell Castle: No I really don’t. The states are free of course to regulate if their people prefer but I see no Constitutional role in such things except possibly to control the spread of pandemic disease or something of that nature.
I can’t help but think Castle hasn’t thought this through. I do have a question I’d like him to answer if he has thought it through: what about children? What if children consent to sexual intercourse with their adoptive dads? Is that OK as well if the state allows it?
Sen. Rick Santorum (who endorsed Trump) rightly explains why it’s dangerous to allow states to decide what is morally right or wrong, and why making consent the deciding factor is also dangerous:
Darrell Castle is for doing away with the federal Department of Education, and is for education being at the state level (same stance as Donald Trump)—that’s good. However, Castle is also fine (policy-wise) with allowing immorality to be taught in public state government schools, if that’s what they want:
“You know, if people in California wanted to teach their sixth graders to, uh, to use dildos and things like that, as I’ve seen recently, believe it or not, and people in Mississippi didn’t, that would be their prerogative, I suppose.” (Darrell Castle)
Here is a video of Trump:
Donald Trump and Darrell Castle are both sinners (ALL presidential candidates are sinners—ALL people are sinners!), but Donald Trump is by far the better candidate for POTUS. Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, is also better than Castle’s Mormon running mate, Scott Bradley. Castle also has ZERO chance to win, so he has ZERO chance to help our country as president and get anything implemented. Trump CAN win—there is a good chance for him to actually get the pro-Christian policies implemented that he’s promised to champion, and so a vote for him is a vote for dead promises, a vote for pro-death Clinton to win. Don’t be fooled, shamed, or pushed into voting against Trump, against common sense, against life, against Biblical principles by those who wrest scripture to help Hillary Clinton. But instead vote wisely for Donald Trump—choose life, not death! Otherwise, you may find out firsthand just how horribly oppressive a Hillary Clinton presidency can be.
Will Christians choose to seal their own doom this election?
Michel Snyder wrote an extremely important article titled “Apostate Evangelicals Are Poised To Become The Deciding Factor In A Hillary Clinton Election Victory,” which is a must read for every Christian at this critical time right before the election. I would like to comment on a few quotes from his article before giving the link to it. Says Snyder,
If evangelical Christians acted as a single voting block they could determine the outcome of every single presidential election. Unfortunately, that simply is not going to happen.
A survey that was recently conducted by LifeWay Research found that only 45 percent of Christian evangelicals plan to vote for Donald Trump and 31 percent of Christian evangelicals plan to vote for Hillary Clinton.
As I have said before, a vote for Hillary Clinton is an act of unmitigated wickedness.
Hillary Clinton has made support for abortion one of the central pillars of her long political career. In fact, I don’t know if there is any politician in America that is more associated with abortion than Hillary Clinton. Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, more than 58 million babies have been murdered in the United States, and Hillary Clinton’s hands are drenched with their blood.
If you vote for Hillary Clinton, your hands will be drenched with their blood too.
…if you cast a vote for Hillary Clinton, you are casting a vote for the most evil, wicked and corrupt politician that this nation has possibly ever seen, and you are publicly endorsing the sinful positions that she is proud to stand for.
The frightening thing is that this election might be the last chance for evangelical Christians to shape the political direction of this nation, because the truth is that demographics are rapidly shifting, and this includes the demographics of the evangelical community…
How very true! And the last paragraph above deserves special emphasis. It is amazing to me how many pastors do not realize the extreme danger they face. Are they blind to the fact that Hillary plans to bring in many thousands more Muslim refugees? This is obviously the Democrat plan to assure that never again will Christians be able to shape the political direction of the USA. It would be good for these pastors to minister in Saudi Arabia for awhile to get a taste of reality. In Saudi Arabia, the center of Islam, the Bible is outlawed, churches are forbidden, Christians are killed or very severely punished for their faith, and Muslims live in fear of death if they convert to Christianity. Because of this, extremely few people are won to Christ in areas where Muslims control the government. Is that what these preachers want for the USA? What I see is a large number of preachers who are just too lazy to read their Bibles, and so are falling for false doctrines based on scripture taken totally out of context. Or else are just too lazy to do basic research to find out what the candidates actually stand for, and so are making emotional decisions based on what they are spoon feed on TV. How utterly stupid and foolish.
Here is what we can expect to happen if American voters elect Hillary Clinton to carry out her plans:
We will lose our right to keep and bear arms—there will be no return to freedom.
Our churches and people will be taxed into poverty. Under socialism everything belongs to the government—even the children. Nothing belongs to individuals.
Our economy will collapse, and many Americans will be starving.
Our health insurance system will continue to collapse until no working people will be able to afford it—yet will have to pay the fines for not buying it.
Sound churches will no longer be able to support their pastors. Only those churches that support humanism and socialism will be allowed to prosper.
We will lose our freedom of speech. Preaching the gospel will be deemed “hate-speech.” The “hate-speech laws have already been passed; they just haven’t been enforced yet. But they will be under Hillary. Gospel preachers who insist on preaching the truth will go to jail.
We will lose our freedom of assembly. Bible-believing churches will be forced out of their buildings, to meet secretly in homes.
Muslims will take possession of the church buildings, and convert them to mosques.
Our streets will become increasingly unsafe. Our sons will be beaten, and our wives and daughters raped, and many will be robbed and killed.
Our freedom to witness in our own local neighborhoods will be outlawed. Door to door visitation will not be allowed.
Our ability to send missionaries around the world will be extinguished.
Millions more babies will be murdered by abortion.
Our wives and daughters will be forced by the government to abort our babies and grand babies.
Home schooling and church schooling will be abolished; atheists will brainwash our children into sodomy and pagan religious dogma, and we will be powerless to stop them.
The sovereignty of the USA will disappear as the USA is made part of a one-world government.
Any born-again believer, who actually reads his Bible and carefully checks out current news for truthfulness can easily see that the above facts are true. Is this what we want for America?
There are two points with which I disagree in Snyder’s otherwise excellent article. First, he states that
Most of the media coverage has focused on Donald Trump, but I feel that this election is far more about Hillary Clinton. The things that her and her husband have done have been well documented, and if the American people willingly choose her they will know exactly what they are doing.
Actually, media coverage has focused only on Trump’s past sins (which are actually extremely minor compared to Hillary’s), and has almost totally ignored his pro-Christian policies. Actually, Donald Trump has the most pro-Christian policies of any presidential candidate in my 69-year lifetime. This fact needs to be shouted from the housetops. His policies are even better—by far—than were those of Ronald Reagan. Anyone who will just go to http://donaldjtrump.com/ and read his policies will see that that is the case. David was Israel’s greatest king, and a man after God’s own heart. But if all anyone considered about him were his sins, he would be treated no better than Trump by evangelicals were he to run for president of the USA. David was, after all, guilty of adultery, murder, and polygamy. Trump hasn’t murdered anyone. Is Trump’s cussing worse than David’s murder? “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), including you and I. Trump truthfully stated recently that he has never claimed to be a perfect person, and said that he is not proud of some of the language he has used. At least he is not a hypocrite like many of his critics. Start listening to Trump’s speeches, instead of just blindly swallowing the lies and slander of the #never-trump hypocrites, and you will see a man who truly loves the USA and freedom. I’m not just voting against Hillary; I’m voting—in fact, have already voted—for Trump. I think he will be a greater president than Ronald Reagan.
Second, Snyder says, “Look, you don’t have to vote for Donald Trump or anyone else to be a good Christian.” That is simply not true. A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for life, and a vote for Hillary is a vote for death. At this moment in time the only person on earth with the potential to stop abortion in the USA is Donald Trump, not Darrell Castle, or any other third-party candidate. After failing to win a sufficient following in the primary, it is sin for third-party candidates to continue to run; and it is sin to vote for them. If they were really good men, they would support the best candidate who still has a chance to win, not draw votes away from him so that a wicked Jezebel can win. The fact is, no true Christian will vote for Hillary. So, if a Christian is deceived into voting for anyone but Trump, then that will be a vote Trump will lose, not one Hillary will lose. Hillary will therefore be one vote closer to continuing the murder of innocent babies. In the book of Deuteronomy, God very clearly commands us to choose life, not just to not choose death. In this election, it is impossible to choose life without choosing Donald Trump. A vote for any other presidential candidate is a vote for death.
In First Samuel chapter 8, it is written that the children of Israel very wickedly rejected the rule of judges (in which God was their king) because of the sins of Samuel’s two sons, who as judges “turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.” God warned them how horrible their life would be under a king, then concluded by saying, “And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day” (1 Sam. 8:18). But they insisted on completely changing their form of government to a rule by man instead of by God. So God told Samuel, “Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king” (1 Sam. 8:22); then God let them suffer terribly under every king they had.
In this election we are deciding whether or not to totally replace our Bible-based capitalist economic system (advocated by Trump) with atheism-based socialism (advocated by Hillary), and our republican form of government (advocated by Trump) with dictatorship (advocated by Hillary). The fact that Samuel’s sons were sinners was no justification for Israel rejecting their God-given form of government. Nor is the fact that Trump is a sinner justification for us to reject our very similar form of government which Trump is fighting to preserve for us. Rejecting freedom and life because Trump is a sinner (just like you) is wickedness for which a bitter price will be paid. “There is none good but one, that is, God” (Mark 10:18). If you can’t vote for a sinner who is trying to preserve your freedom, then you can’t vote for anyone, as Jesus is not a candidate for POTUS.
Is God in control? Of course, but that does not mean he will force his will upon the outcome of an election. If a nation refuses to choose life as he commands, he may allow them to be cursed by what they have chosen. God allows us to choose between life and death, and we had better choose life. Will you obey God’s command? Here it is clearly stated in God’s own words:
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (Deut. 30:19-20)
Snyder chose a very truthful title for his article. Only “apostate” Christians would vote for Hillary. An apostate is: “a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.” (WordNet); “One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.” (1913 Webster).
I do not believe that Hillary is predestined to win this election, but I do believe that it may be very close. God is giving us a clear choice between good policies and evil policies. Your vote, or misplaced vote, or failure to vote, may determine whether we, as a nation, choose life and blessings, or death and cursings.
If your family were caught on the third floor of a burning house, with the only way of escape being a ladder extended to you by a fireman demanding that you “get on the ’blankety-blank’ ladder and we’ll bring you down to safety,” would you choose to say, “Thank you, Lord, for sending this fireman.” Or would you say, “This man cussed, so we can’t climb down his ladder lest we be a partaker of his sins.” Don’t be a fool: vote for Trump, who at least is a true American, and is trying to save your family and nation from total destruction at the hands of an atheist woman who wants to burn our way of life to the ground.
Here is the link to Snyder’s very informative article:
This is an expose for an article titled “Why I’m Willing To ‘Waste’ My Vote” by Stephen Altrogge. His words will be indented, mine not. Also, unless indicated otherwise, all emphasis is mine.
I hear it all the time.
“Not voting for Donald Trump is the same as voting for Hillary!”
“You are wasting your vote!”
I understand the argument. There’s already a high probability Hillary is going to win the election, and unless everyone throws their support behind Donald, the presidency will go to Hillary.
Woah! So this guy believes that “unless everyone throws their support behind Donald, the presidency will go to Hillary.” And he is STILL trying to persuade people to NOT vote for Trump? So maybe he thinks Clinton is good, right? Nope.
If Hillary is elected, she will appoint liberal Supreme Court justices who will strengthen Roe v. Wade, further gay rights, and take the United States on a crash course with destruction. She is another Obama (or worse) who will ruin everything good about this country and promote wickedness.
There is certainly some validity to this argument. People I respect hold to this position and will be voting for Trump. Hillary is clearly not a good candidate for so many reasons, and I absolutely will not support her this election. She will not get my vote.
This guy already let us know that he believes that not voting for Trump is going to cause Hillary Clinton to become president, and yet he still thinks that it’s not a waste to not vote for Trump?
But does this mean I must vote for Trump? Is a vote for a third party, such as Evan McMullin, a waste?
I don’t think so.
So, he thinks voting for a Mormon who formerly worked for Goldman Sachs and the United Nations (Evan McMullin) is good? But voting for a guy who is for American sovereignty is bad? I’m going to put this out there right now: Stephen Altrogee is a traitor. He is a traitor to conservatives, a traitor to the USA, and a traitor to Christianity. Fighting to help the establishment NWO people to stay in power is wicked. On top of that, Evan McMullin has let it be known that he’s not even in it to win, but simply to keep Trump from winning. Even if Hillary Clinton becomes president, he’ll “be happy” if he knows he was able to keep Trump out.
THE QUESTION OF THE HOUR
It seems to me that, as a Christian, the question I’m confronted with is:
Is this election only about outcomes? [emphasis his]
No, it’s about a choice between life and death (not only on the issue of baby murder—click here for a list). God’s commands to choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19). Hillary Clinton is for death, and Donald Trump is for life. And, as Altrogge himself let us know, not choosing (not voting) or choosing (voting) third party is likely to give us Hillary Clinton, which is death. Choose life, not death!
In other words, is a vote only a godly vote unless [sic] it truly influences outcomes, both of the election and of other issues, such as abortion, gay rights, and the Supreme Court?
YES! A vote SHOULD be based on the policies of the candidate. It should be based on what the outcome will be (what that candidate will do). If you are going to base your vote on the candidate’s personal sins, then you are unlikely to be able to vote for anyone—not even yourself. “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
To put a very fine point on it: do the ends justify the means?
Wait… What? That does NOT AT ALL mean the same thing as the paragraph above it—it does not refine it. If someone were to go out and kill a bunch of Democrats to improve Donald Trump’s chances of winning, that would be using wrong means, sure, but voting for him is NOT WRONG, and is, in fact, right and Biblical. The means I’m using to help get Donald Trump into office are by voting for him, supporting his good policies (NOT his sins), and defending him from slanderous lies; those are ALL GOOD things to do. The means are just, and the ends are just. I have not seen anyone advocate doing something wrong to get Trump elected.
Donald Trump is very clearly a man of horrendous character. He has a long, well-documented history of blatant racism, withering misogyny, sexual aggression, infidelity, bad business practices, corruption, and a host of other problems.
Some are arguing he has become a Christian recently. Maybe, but I find his change of heart oddly coincidental with his attempt to woo evangelicals this election. Additionally, he has a history of “changing” to forward his own agenda. After all, he was pro-choice until recently and a Democrat until 2001. I think suspicion is well-warranted.
Donald Trump has been getting more and more pro-life for a long while, not just recently. The narrative that he’s only recently switched positions (some people even going so far as saying he only switched last year) is FALSE. The National Right to Life points out that “In 2000, in his book The America We Deserve, Donald Trump wrote that after consulting with doctors about the partial-birth abortion procedure, he concluded that he would support a ban on that method.” (source) 16 years ago is not “recently”. On top of that, the extremely pro-baby-murder president of NARAL Pro-Choice America said this:
“Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees is a woman’s worst nightmare,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Their records reveal a lineup of individuals who would likely overturn Roe v. Wade if given the chance, gutting what’s left of abortion access in this country and heaping punishment on women.”
Obviously the enemies of the unborn innocent babies believe that Donald Trump is PRO-LIFE.
CHARACTER MATTERS, RIGHT?
As a Christian, I believe that character matters. I believe there is a clear, Scriptural connection between a person’s ability to lead well and their personal character. Does this mean I’ll only support a Christian president? Of course not. You can be a Christian and a terrible leader (see Jimmy Carter). But there is also a clear connection between terrible character and terrible leadership (see the entire Bible).
I think it’s pretty funny that he thinks anti-Israel Jimmy Carter is a Christian but not pro-Israel Donald Trump. (Trump is certainly much more pro-Christian than Carter is!)
I also believe that voting is more than a numbers game. It is not a neutral activity. When I cast a vote, it says something about me as well. It is an indicator of what I believe about God, sin, people, my country, and a host of other things.
My vote reveals what I think is most important. It shows the lengths I’m willing to go to make something happen. To influence an outcome.
That’s right. Suggesting to vote for Evan McMullin reveals that what’s most important to Altrogge is globalism, and helping Hillary Clinton get into office.
If I vote for Donald Trump, who I would never trust to run anything, who I would not let in the same room as my wife and children, who I would put under church discipline if I were his pastor, who I would keep away from all my minority friends, who I would fire if I were the boss and he was the apprentice, who I would never appoint to a political position under any other circumstances, what am I really saying?
Again, trying to say Trump is prejudice. Slanderous.
That the ends justify the means.
That I’m willing to do whatever it takes to further my political agenda.
Obviously Altrogge DOES believe that the ends justify the means. If he didn’t, he’d not slander Trump.
That some of God’s commands are more important than others.
That policy and issues are more important than racism, sexual purity, righteousness, integrity, and wisdom.
There’s the “racism” card again.
And really, if the ends justify the means, why not go further? If we’re willing to leverage ungodly people to accomplish our godly ends, why not push further? Many white extremists are pro-life. Should we make an effort to get them appointed to positions of political power to further our agenda? What about using criminals to harass liberal politicians to the point where they are forced to drop out of races? Is that off the table?
I realize it sounds crazy, but I think that logical loophole at least exists if the ends justify the means.
This seems like suicide to me.
And yet Altrogge has jumped through that loophole. God’s Holy Bible does teach us NOT to do evil for good to come (Romans 3:7-8), and it also teaches us that no lie is of the truth (1 John 2:21). People need to stop slandering Trump. If Trump is really so bad, why must people slander him? Shouldn’t the truth be enough?
LOSING OUR PROPHETIC WITNESS
If I support Trump, I lose my ability to effectively speak biblical truth to a lost and dying world.
Flat-out lie. Daniel didn’t lose his witness even though he served under immoral kings and helped their kingdoms prosper. Jesus didn’t lose his witness even though he supported Caesar with tax money.
Consider how this will play out for me. I become friends with an unbeliever who has had multiple affairs and is currently living with his girlfriend. “You need to stop sleeping with her, “I tell him.”
“But you voted to put someone just like me in the White House. You didn’t oppose him, so why are you opposing me?”
“Right. But see, that was different. It’s okay for a president to do that. Just not you.”
Nope, that doesn’t make sense at all. Would he say that about who someone works for as well? “Your boss has committed fornication, so you need to quit your job!” Hopefully he wouldn’t, because that’s stupid, and not biblical. If the boss’s business (not personal life, but his business) is wicked (like selling drugs, or trying to bring about a one world government), then that would be different and you shouldn’t work for him; but just working for a sinful man with a legitimate business is not wrong. If Trump’s promised policies were anti-Christian (like Hillary Clinton’s are), then I’d not support him. None of the Christians I know that support Donald Trump support the sins he’s committed—we support his GOOD policies he’s promised. And, again, Daniel served under some immoral kings—he did not quit, run, or try to overthrow them or replace them.
Or I’m trying to share the gospel with a man who is clearly a racist. “You need to turn to Jesus and stop treating minorities like garbage,” I say.
“You supported a man who clearly has no respect for minorities,” he fires back. “Why should I listen to you?”
“No, technically I didn’t support him. I just voted for him.”
I know the response to this will be, “Yes, but Hillary…” Or, “I’m far more worried about Hillary’s emails than Trump’s words.”
I get it. That’s why I’m not voting for Hillary.
But I’m also not voting for Trump.
Altrogge is still helping Hillary Clinton have a better chance to get in and nominate pro-death SCOTUS judges. He’s not even willing to give Trump the chance to nominate the pro-life judges he’s promised to nominate. If a congressman refused to vote for a bill that would end abortion, people would say he’s not pro-life. And here Altrogee is refusing to vote for pro-life Trump and his pro-life SCOTUS picks. I’m beginning to think that Altrogee is not even pro-life.
I’m not willing to trade my prophetic witness to give my party political power, even if that power will be used for good. As crucially important as Supreme Court justices are, sacrificing the power of speaking prophetically for the power of the courts is a terrible trade.
But slandering and lying is OK?
IS THIS OUR DANIEL MOMENT?
The book of Daniel contains some profound lessons about the relationship between God and power. Daniel correctly interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and he, along with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were promoted to positions of political power and influence. They had the ability to influence the decisions of the king and his court. They had the ear of the king. They could use their power to accomplish good.
That’s right. Nebuchadnezzar was an immoral king, and Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego served him anyway and helped his kingdom prosper.
Then Nebuchadnezzar erected his statue and commanded all people to bow before it. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had the chance to preserve their power and influence, and all it would have taken was a simple bow. They could have justified it by saying, “We’re not really worshipping him in our hearts.”
Hahaha… That is so stupid, I’ve got to laugh. That is an extreme wresting of scripture if I’ve ever seen one. They would not sin for Nebuchadnezzar, but they still served him. They didn’t run away. They didn’t try to overthrow him. They didn’t try to get someone else to replace him. They served him. And voting for Trump is not worshiping him (if that is the case, we should never vote, as we should not worship any man). The Christian Donald Trump supporters I know are not sinning for Trump, and if he commanded them to sin, they’d not do it (in fact, they’d likely stop supporting him), but he has not asked them to sin. Trump has not commanded his supporters to sin, in fact, he’s asked them to pray for him!
There were clearly important issues at stake in Babylon, and they had the opportunity to change the outcome.
They did change the outcome by standing for what is right. What is this guy talking about? Is he really so blind? We are not to sin for any leader (not even for pastors!), but if we cannot follow a sinner then we cannot follow anyone on this Earth, because we’re all sinners. Do not follow sinners into sin because that is sin! It is not sin, however, to follow a sinner to do right!
But they refused to sacrifice the truth for power. They refused to sacrifice integrity for the advancement of God’s people.
Again, they did advance God’s people by not bowing. This guy’s argument is insane. They stayed true to God, but still didn’t wish harm on the king, and so were able to influence the king. If they’d have been slandering the king like Altrogge slanders Trump, what’s the chance they’d have been able to witness to him for the LORD?
Daniel made the same choice later when he chose the lions over the king. He was willing to sacrifice godly political influence for the sake of God’s word.
And Daniel didn’t slander the immoral king he was serving that cast him into the den of lions, but even said, “O king, live for ever.” (Daniel 6:21) After he came out of the den, did he stop serving that king? Nope. Did he slander him? Nope. He didn’t sin for the king, but he also still supported the king.
Fear rarely leads to godly choices. Fear almost always leads to self-protection.
Fear of Hell led me to Christ! We’re actually commanded to save with fear! (Jude 1:23) Is that not a godly choice? And what is wrong with self-protection? Is this guy anti-Second Amendment? I guess that would explain why he’s helping Hillary Clinton to have a better chance at getting elected and dismantling the Second Amendment. Fear can make us careful, which is not bad for certain things. Do you carry a gun? Why? For protection? Why, are you afraid? You’re just being careful? Why not just trust God to take care of things? Why lock your doors at night? Why teach your children to not get into cars with strangers? Why are you so fearful?! Why are you protecting yourself? Because we’re taught in God’s Holy Bible to protect ourselves, that’s why! Jesus even had the disciples buy swords (Luke 22:36)! This misinterpretation of what the Bible teaches on fear that Altrogee is using is wrong.
It is wrong to fear men more than God to the point you obey men instead of God, that is true. If your fear is keeping you from believing in Jesus, that is wrong. If it’s keeping you from doing what God commands, that is wrong. If it is causing you to sin, that is wrong. But if it is encouraging you to do right (like protect your family), then it’s good. I fear for the future of my children, so I protect them. Another way to put it is that I CARE about my children’s future. One thing I hope to help protect them from is the destruction of the USA, which is why I’m supporting and voting for Donald Trump!
Am I willing to make the same choice as Daniel?
I doubt it.
Do I believe that God is bigger and more powerful than politics? Do I believe he can achieve his ends without the power of the Republican party?
Do you now, Mr. Altrogee? Then why don’t you believe he can achieve his ends without your lies?
People, please don’t allow those like Altrogee to deceive you. Voting for Trump is good, not bad. I’ll leave you with a great video on this topic:
Matt Barber, the founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com, and a contributor at FreedomOutpost.com, has been an ardent #NeverTrumper for a long while. As he has said himself:
“Full disclosure: I went from a dogged “Never Trumper” to a “Maybe Trumper,” and, finally, settled as a “Reluctant Trumper.” I, like any God-fearing father of daughters was, and remain, appalled by Donald Trump’s sordid past…”
But the issue of life, which is a very important issue, has wised him up and helped him to change his mind and vote for pro-life Donald Trump to help defeat pro-death Hillary Clinton. As he said:
“Still, I will be voting against Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 in what is objectively and irrefutably the most effective way possible: by casting a vote, for better or worse, for the policies and promises of Donald Trump — and for the vice presidency of Gov. Mike Pence.”
“The Media Research Center has done America a tremendous service. In 2014 the watchdog organization released a video of an actual partial birth abortion — something Hillary Clinton stood on stage during the final presidential debate, stared into the camera with cold, callous eyes, and then both lied about and defended unequivocally. I plead with Never Trumpers to watch the video [click here] and then prayerfully reassess their plans for Nov. 8.” [emphasis mine]
He then goes on to describe what happens in a partial birth abortion. I urge you to read his full article (linked below), as it is very sobering. I will leave you with his conclusion, but please do read his whole article.
“Under a President Hillary Clinton, millions more babies will be tortured and dismembered alive. Under a President Donald Trump, these millions might live. And yet, even as Hillary sharpens her knives, we quibble like fools over Donald’s potty mouth.”
This has got to be one of the very best videos about this election, and the BEST video addressing third party voting. Please watch and share!
“Our many sins have led us to the point where we’re at today. The only hope for America, is the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, we must vote for the candidate who has the greater potential of protecting our Christian liberties and will allow the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ to continue to freely go forward.” (Caleb Garraway)
When you see people screaming “racist” nowadays, you can mark it down that (more often than not) they are pushing the humanist, NWO, establishment agenda and (more likely than not) they believe in Evolution (their retarded god). It really saddens me to see some Christians actually using this humanist way of defamation—using the “racist” card. I personally hate the word “racist” because it makes it sound as though there is more than one race of humans, like some are less evolved than others—that is extremely demeaning and prejudice. You can be happy to know: we did not evolve; we were created by the God of the Bible—we are one blood, as all of us are decedents of Adam and Eve.
Now, about Donald Trump: I have done a lot of research into the claims from the mainstream media, the fake conservatives, the glen-becks in sheep’s clothing preachers, etc. about Donald Trump being a “racist” and I have found that they are flat out LYING. Not too surprising though, right? The hypocrites caught lying and slandering again. Not only does Donald Trump appear to NOT be prejudice against people based on the color of their skin, but he has fought AGAINST that kind of wicked prejudice. Trump even married a legal immigrant (Melania Trump), he has a Jewish son-in-law (Jared Kushner), and he has a black woman (Katrina Pierson) as a spokesperson. Here is a list of various things that show Trump is not prejudice [NOTE: I hate to even have to point out skin color and stuff at all, but it must be done in this article to emphasize that Trump is not prejudice]:
In the early 1990’s, “long before he was running for president, there was Donald Trump battling racism and anti-Semitism in Palm Beach society. Using every tool at his disposal.” (The American Spectator [see also: Impulse Today and Net Right Daily]) [NOTE: this is at the top of the list, and out of timeline order, because it’s one of the best things to show how he’s fought against prejudice.]
In 2000, Donald Trump heard of a little white girl with brittle bone disease named Meagan, and Trump helped her family with a large, undisclosed amount of money. Maury said of Trump, “He’s one of the most generous people I know.” (VIDEO)
In 2008, Donald Trump heard about the murders of black singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew. Trump then housed and protected “Jennifer Hudson and some of her relatives at the Trump International Hotel & Tower free of charge.” (People [see also: Independent Journal Review])
In 2011, Donald Trump learned about a young black man named “Clyde Frazier Jr. who ran the Harlem Hoops tournament in the inner city and was killed in the 9/11 attacks. He searched down the family and donated the money to keep that tournament going.” (Citizen Analyst [see also: CDN and SJWBC])
In 2013, Donald Trump gifted “$10,000 (£6,200) to bus driver Darnell Barton [black] who coaxed a suicidal woman from a motorway bridge while he was on duty.” (Huffington Post [see also: VIDEO and SkyNews])
Watch this black Trump supporter use common sense to tear apart the stupid idea that Trump is racist because David Duke said something nice about him:
Watch Lynne Patton, a black female Trump executive, speak out for Trump:
Watch William Campudoni, a Puerto Rican boxer who grew up in Spanish Harlem and was on the brink of being homeless at the age of 22, tell how Donald Trump greatly affected his life for good:
Even Geraldo Rivera, a “Jew-Rican” (as he calls himself), and someone who doesn’t like Trump, and has even searched diligently for tapes to attack Trump (and had to apologize when he couldn’t find anything), but even he has said that Trump is “probably among the LEAST racist politicians on the national scene.” Watch in the video below:
There is a LOT more, and so I’ll probably be adding to this later, but this should be enough for the time being.
Sadly, the liberal news media along with “conservative” radio personalities have more influence over pharisaical Christians than common sense and wisdom in regards to whether or not to vote for the pro-Christian candidate.
“If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” -Jesus
It would seem to be a no-brainer when faced with such a dilemma. Common sense says, the conservatives third party vote will only divide and harm a conservative victory because it will be helping the evil (anti-Christian) party prevail. Wisdom says, unless you want the evil (anti-Christian) party to win, don’t do it.
Even though Trump’s policies are just about as pro-Christian as we have ever had in a presidential candidate, voting for him has been labeled “sinful” by Pharisees because he is not a born again Christian… and it shows. Therein lies your pharisaical attitude: snubbing ones nose to the heathen at the very cost of our nation’s own religious freedoms. Was Christ able to eat with sinners without receiving ridicule from the Pharisees? “He eats with sinners, why he must approve of and be for sin!” just as we who vote Trump are being accused of the same. Why would a believer expect for a non-believer to repent to our God in which he does not know? Until one gets saved, it’s unrealistic to expect one would do such a thing. Their strategy to win Trumps soul: continuous undeserving ridicule and judgment that no one would ever wish upon themselves (guilty until proven innocent) and #NeverTrump. The foul mouth should be held accountable but shouldn’t the energy be spent first on the foul mouth that is also a murderous criminal? Where are the priorities?
Apparently, true Christians are not allowed to influence the outcome of an election unless it’s of benefit to the anti-Christian candidate. Trump may be un-Christian, but he is not anti-Christian. In fact, he is pro-Christian in looking at his policies.
Discouraging people to vote for Trump only strengthens the anti-Christian party’s ability to win and carry out Hillary Clinton’s agenda. Encouraging people to vote for Trump strengthens the the pro-Christian party’s ability to win and carry out his agenda.
Lives that could be saved from being killed in the womb by this murderous-criminal Hillary are more important than bringing justice to law-abiding, potty-mouth Trump. Priorities matter.
Is it sinful to vote Trump? The opposite is true. If his opponent was Christ, you could say, it is bad to vote Trump over Christ. That is not our circumstance. His opponent is anti-Christ. It is good to vote Trump considering his opponent.
“To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” -James (James 4:17)
Other than Hillary, Trumps other candidential opponents are third party conservative vote splitters which only harm (divide) conservatives.
“If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” -Jesus (Mark 3:24)
By default, the minority vote will never prevail over the majority vote. Common sense?
To not tarnish your witness to the lost or ruin your reputation by voting Trump might sound as an admirable idea to the weak and fearful, but is in all actuality foolish and selfish when considering the evil you are forfeiting to. Be unapologetic, trust God and don’t worrying about what others may think of you. Christ dealt with the same attitudes. He didn’t care that people thought low of him for eating with sinners. He considered what was at stake and did it anyway. Character is more important than reputation.
[This article was written by Isaiah Turk, and is republished here with his permission.]
It is very alarming to see men posing as Christian preachers zealously working to get Hillary (pro-Islam, pro-one-world-government, pro-socialist, anti-free-speech, anti-USA, anti-Christian, pro-partial-birth-baby-butchery) Clinton elected as president.
Here is the fact that must be very clearly stated: Christians will never vote for Hillary. So, if Christians are persuaded not to vote at all, that is a vote that Trump will lose, not one that Hillary will lose. And every vote Trump loses puts Hillary a vote closer to winning the election.
BOTTOM LINE: the preachers so fervently trying to persuade Christians not to vote, are working to get Hillary elected, and their efforts are anti-American and anti-Christian.
The future of my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are at stake. So, don’t expect any apology from me for stating the plain truth. Let termite preachers be offended rather than my family’s future be destroyed.
Of course I don’t approve of bad language, but don’t be a self-righteous, holier-than-Trump, hypocritical pharisee. You also have committed some big sins. There never has been, and never will be, a sinless candidate for president. However, some sinners nevertheless advocate righteous principles, while others advocate pure wickedness. Compared to devil-in-the-flesh Hillary, Trump is like flawed King David. David committed some really bad sins, but God still used him to protect Israel from very vicious enemies. I expect the same of Trump.
Those termite preachers, who are telling Christians that they should not vote, and thereby let atheists, Muslims, and other heathen determine who wins this vital election are either extremely stupid or else wolves in sheep’s clothing. Knowingly or unknowingly they are betraying the Christian faith, and the USA. Beware of such blind leaders! Don’t allow them to lead your family and our country into the ditch by not voting for Donald Trump! CHOOSE LIFE (click here to see how to vote your conscience based on Bible principles)!
There is a war being waged for the minds of our children. If enemies infiltrate our schools and teach their ideas to our children, they do not have to engage us in a battle of tanks and canons. Indeed, if our own children accept the ideas of our enemies, then they become our enemies too! For it is the clash of irreconcilable ideas that make people enemies. When our children accept the evil ideas of our enemies the war has already been lost, for do we not go to war to protect our children from the evil ideas of our enemies?
The most important idea of all is God. It is upon this idea alone that truth and freedom rest. Yet our enemies’ idea---that there is no God---is the idea being taught to our children in public schools today.
Therefore to the education of our children we must devote our fullest attention until we are absolutely sure their minds are being molded by teachers who believe in the same God in which we believe.
Without doubt, the fate of public education will determine the fate of our nation---and of our children.
Most Americans do not know their enemies. In fact, most Americans not only willingly submit their children to their enemies for brainwashing, but also vote to pay their enemies big salaries so that their enemies can devote themselves without hindrance to the task! Then these parents wonder why their children grow to despise them.
Who IS the enemy? What does he believe? Why are his ideas wrong and perilous? Do YOU know? If not, both you and your children are in grave danger. That is why you, your children and grandchildren, and all your friends must read this book immediately.